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Stephen King's Doctor Sleep won't taint The Shining's good name.

Anything new from Stephen King is a cause for celebration, so, in theory, his announcement last February that the long-discussed Doctor Sleep was really happening should've been a joyous occasion.

Back in November 2009, the iconic author first mentioned the possibility of a sequel to his classic 1977 novel The Shining, which would find Danny Torrance all grown up and saving a little girl from an RV-traveling band of people who kill folks who can "shine." Oh, and did we mention that there will be a cat that can look into the future?

Yeah, where's the Overlook Hotel when you need it? Just as movie follow-ups often tend to sully the sterling reps of their predecessors, literary sequels are susceptible to disappointment. Besides, Stanley Kubrick isn't around anymore to improve upon Doctor Sleep cinematically.

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